Weight Loss Tip: Avoid The Shame Game

Weight Loss Tip - Avoid the Shame gameWeight Loss Tip - Avoid the Shame game

Food and Body Shaming does not work.  

I see this nearly every day in the United States Army.  Body shaming is the norm in many parts of the military.  To the military, your weight is purely a measure of your lack of discipline.  This approach is not helpful and shows a genuine lack of understanding of the disease process in obesity.  Obesity is a disease and is not merely a lack of willpower.  We need to change how we look at folks who have become obese and more supportive and less blaming.   

Weight Loss Tip - Avoid the Shame game

Weight Loss Tip – Avoid the Shame Game

The bottom line: You did not need to make people feel bad about themselves to help them lose weight.  You will do better if you show compassion and concern for their health.  

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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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